Sweet-'n'-Spicy Pickles

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Sweet-'n'-Spicy Pickles
  • 16Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 4 kirby cucumbers, sliced crosswise 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red chile--stemmed, seeded and sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, halved
  • 2 bay leaves
  • A few sprigs fresh dill
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons celery seeds (1/2 palmful)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander seeds (1/2 palmful)
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns

Preparation

In a small pot, bring 1/3 cup water, the vinegar, sugar and salt to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

In a small heatproof container, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour the hot brine over the pickles. Let cool, cover and refrigerate overnight, shaking every once in a while.